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Employment Opportunity – Engineering Technician

 

POSITION AVAILABLE ANNOUNCEMENT

 

CITY OF PARKERSBURG

 

Engineering Technician

DEPARTMENT: Public Works                        DIVISION: Engineering             GRADE: H-12 Non-Exempt

                                                                                                                                           $36,504 – $52,566

Reports directly to the City Engineer.

 

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for assisting in the development and completion of specified public works project(s) by providing technical assistance in infrastructure improvement, construction, mapmaking, and technical drawings; inspection infrastructure projects; and approval excavation permits.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

  • Develop and organize in-house infrastructure improvement projects and direct such projects through other division heads.
  • Prepare engineering plans, specification, & estimate for infrastructure improvement projects.
  • Perform routine investigation of municipal infrastructure problems.
  • Research publications and other sources to develop revised design and construction methods for municipal infrastructure improvement projects.
  • Revise official city maps as necessary.
  • On-site work inspection to assure adherence to specifications in contracts and plans for construction and installation improvements (roads, sidewalks, storm sewers) by working with contractors and city personnel. (Shared duty with Assistant City Engineer)
  • Administer the issuance of permits for excavation work within municipal rights-of-way.
  • Assign and maintain all street addresses of city residences and businesses.
  • Maintain a variety of records and prepare a variety of reports.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Associates Degree in civil engineering or related field, supplemented by relevant continuing education; experience and/or education in applicable civil engineering operations, preferably in a local government environment; or an equivalent combination of education, experience, and training.

 

AutoCAD & GIS or map making skills required.  Must have a valid driver’s license.

 

Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint).  Above average oral and written communication skills.  Requires the exercise of considerable discretion and independent judgment.   Proficiency in organizing, prioritizing and multi-tasking.  Experience dealing with the public preferred.

 

 

THE CITY OF PARKERSBURG IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, MILITARY VETERAN STATUS, RELIGION, AGE OR DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES.

2019.03

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Employment Opportunity – Medium Equipment Operator – Streets

POSITION AVAILABLE ANNOUNCEMENT

 

CITY OF PARKERSBURG

 

Medium Equipment Operator 

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DEPARTMENT: Public Works                        DIVISON: Streets                      GRADE: H-7A Non-Exempt

                                                                                                                                          $29,286 – $42,172

 

Reports directly to the Street Superintendent.

 

JOB SUMMARY: Performs a variety of semi-skilled maintenance and work in the upkeep and repair of City streets, alleys, storm sewers, etc.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

  • Transport heavy equipment by truck and trailer.
  • Haul materials (gravel, dirt, etc.) as needed.
  • Performs concrete work (sidewalks, streets, curbs, etc.): removal of old concrete, preparation of site, set forms and lay & finish concrete.
  • Lay pipe (storm water, gas, etc.): removal of old pipe, preparation of site, lay pipe, replace/ finish site.
  • Performs asphalt work (streets, alleys, etc.): removal of old asphalt; preparation of site; lay asphalt (haul, shovel, and rake); run pavement rollers, read and set-up grades.
  • Operate Vacuum truck cleaning storm sewers.
  • Operates snow removal equipment to remove snow from City streets, parks and parking lots, and salts areas as needed. Shovels snow when needed.
  • Operates a variety of equipment, including various forms of trucks, dump trucks, trailers, tractors, trenchers, small backhoe, standard shift vehicles and equipment, chain saws, power tools and hand tools in a safe and effective manner.
  • Performs pre-operation, routine inspection, and preventive maintenance of equipment, checking fluid levels, fuel level, oil level, tire air pressure, motor belts, and general condition of automotive equipment. Refers needed repairs to supervisor.
  • Maintains equipment in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Possession of a high school diploma or GED. Basic experience operating medium to heavy equipment, or equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Possession of a valid Commercial Driver’s License. (Class A)

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

This position requires extensive walking, lifting, reaching, carrying, stooping, bending, squatting, climbing, balancing, and physical coordination, while performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes, dust, odors, and extreme weather conditions.

 

 

THE CITY OF PARKERSBURG IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, MILITARY VETERAN STATUS, RELIGION, AGE OR DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES.

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2022 Holiday Parade2022 Christmas Parade Application Information and Application

HOME-ARP Public Survey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The HOME American Rescue Plan (HOME ARP) Program was created under the American
Rescue Plan Act of 2021. This program provides $5 billion to assist individuals or households
who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, by providing housing, rental assistance,
and supportive services. HOME ARP grant funds are administered through HUD’s HOME
Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). Participating Jurisdictions (PJs) that qualified for a
HOME funds allocation for FY 2021, are eligible to receive HOME ARP grants. Because the Parkersburg/Wood County HOME Consortium received HOME funds for the FY 2021 program it is eligible for $1,243,320 in HOME-ARP funding. To receive this HOME-ARP allocation, the consortium must develop a HOME-ARP Allocation Plan that will become part of the City’s PY2021 HUD Annual Action Plan by substantial amendment.

To ensure broad input into the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan from stakeholders and the public, the consortium shall engage in consultation, including a survey of stakeholders, the public, provide a 15-day public comment period, and host two public hearings. A survey for the general public will be available at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfFm30BXSTgAvzpUw-jeEbNNlOmvAf7FFIkVLAJ3KVPsFUaxA/viewform?usp=sf_link, the City’s website on the blog page, or by using the QR code below.

 

These funds must primarily benefit qualifying populations through the framework of the HOME Investment Partnerships Program. This includes restrictions on eligible activities, match requirements, and limitations on the amount that can be spent on a given activity type. HOME ARP funds carry additional restrictions regarding targeted populations, allowable activities, and consultation requirements.

 

HOME-American Rescue Plan funding is made available to address the need for homelessness assistance and supportive services. Activities are limited to (1) development and support of affordable housing, (2) tenant-based rental assistance (TBRA), (3) provision of supportive services, and (4) acquisition and development of non-congregate shelter units.

ARP activities must primarily benefit qualifying individuals defined as (1) homeless, as defined in section 103(a) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 11302(a)) (“McKinney-Vento”); (2) at risk of homelessness, as defined in section 401 of McKinney-Vento; (3) fleeing, or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking; (4) part of other populations where providing supportive services or assistance would prevent a family’s homelessness or would serve those with the greatest risk of housing instability; or (5) veterans and families that include a veteran family member that meet the criteria in one of (1)-(4) above.

The City of Parkersburg will host a public hearing October 11, 2022, to gather input to create the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan. The hearing will be at 6 pm in the Executive Conference Room in the City Building at One Government Square, Parkersburg, WV.

Written or oral comments may be addressed to Mr. Drew Thomas, Development Projects Administrator, City of Parkersburg, One Government Square, Parkersburg, WV 26101. Phone (304) 424-8452, email andrew.thomas@parkersburgwv.gov.  Persons with hearing and/or speech impediments may contact the City via 711.

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Employment Opportunity Medium Equipment Operator – Sanitation

POSITION AVAILABLE ANNOUNCEMENT

 

CITY OF PARKERSBURG

 

Medium Equipment Operator

DEPARTMENT: Public Works              DIVISION: Sanitation      GRADE: H-7            Non-Exempt   $28,184 -$40,584

 

 

Reports directly to the Foreman or Supervisor.

 

JOB SUMMARY: Operates a solid waste collection vehicle, in a safe and efficient manner, to collect refuse and recycling throughout the City.  Sorts and packages recycling.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

  • Operates solid waste collection truck with recyclable materials on assigned routes, in a safe and effective manner, collecting refuse and recycling.
  • Picks up, carries and empties trash cans; carries and tosses waste bags; picks up debris and litter.
  • Operates mechanisms for loading and dumping refuse.
  • Collects and empties recycle bins.
  • Sorts and packages recycled materials for sale.
  • Performs routine inspection and preventative maintenance on assigned equipment.
  • Maintains equipment in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Performs minor maintenance and repair work on equipment as an aid to operations.
  • Performs general laborer duties as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Basic experience operating medium to heavy equipment, or equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Possession of a valid Commercial Driver’s License (Class B).

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

 

This position requires extensive walking, lifting, reaching, carrying, stooping, bending, squatting, climbing, balancing, and physical coordination, While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes, dust, odors and extreme weather conditions

 

THE CITY OF PARKERSBURG IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, MILITARY VETERAN STATUS, RELIGION, AGE OR DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES.

2019.03

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2022 Pool Season Concludes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As the 2022 season comes to a close, The City of Parkersburg is pleased to announce over 25,000 visitors enjoyed both City Park and Southwood Park pools. Highlighting recent substantial investments at City Park coupled with planned improvements at Southwood Park will keep the City of Parkersburg in a competitive position to offer first-rate pool recreation to our citizens and visitors alike.

Once again, the City of Parkersburg offered the Schools to Pools program for the 2022 season. The Schools to Pools program provides a free pool pass to kindergarten through 5th-grade students residing within the City of Parkersburg and belonging to a household with a qualifying income. This season, 259 students received passes through the Schools to Pools program.

“This program has been a very well received and impactful for youth in Parkersburg for several years, it affords young people, the opportunity to play and recreate in a safe environment regardless of means.” -Tom Joyce Mayor Parkersburg WV  

In addition to the regular attendees, the local Red Cross has provided free swimming lessons to hundreds of youth who would otherwise have to pay for such an opportunity.  The  Wood County Recreation Commission Summer Adventure program had the opportunity to bring its summer participants to the City Park and enjoy the pool and splash pad.

“Our pools are for the community, and I am pleased to see such active engagement and participation from so many taking advantage of the facilities.”-Tom Joyce Mayor Parkersburg WV

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City Park Swimming Pool

The main swimming pool at the city park will close for the season effective immediately.

The City Park Splash Pad will remain operational as scheduled on Friday and Saturday, August 27th & 28th and again, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, September 3’•, 4th & 5th

Public Works Director Everett Shears and Parks Supervisor Buck Mccroskey notified Mayor Tom Joyce this afternoon that the main pump which circulates water for the swimming pool failed and cannot be repaired in a time frame commensurate with safe operations for the last few days scheduled for the 2022 season.

“The Splash Pad operates on a separate and independent circulation and purification system than does the main pool.” –Everett Shears

“After conferring with Buck and the other Certified Poof Operators on staff and touching base with the Parkersburg YMCA who operates and staffs the pools, we determined early closure our only option, but all agreed that the splash Pad could safely remain open for use during these fast few days of the season.”

Shears

Adults will be admitted free to the City Park Splash Pad with children’s rates being the same for these remaining days.

Southwood Pool will be open as normal during the remainder of the season which is also weekends only as previously communicated.

Everett has already arranged to have the main pump removed and sent out for a focal independent review for repair and rebuild, the current pump was installed in 2015, three years prior to the splash pod build and pool remodel completed a few years ago. ff the pump cannot be adequately repaired, we will make arrangements to replace the pump for next season. -Tom Joyce

2022 was another successful year for the City of Parkersburg Pools with total City Park attendance of 16,815 to date and Southwood Attendance of 7729.

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Employment Opportunity – Assistant City Engineer

POSITION AVAILABLE ANNOUNCEMENT

CITY OF PARKERSBURG

Assistant City Engineer

DEPARTMENT: Public Works                        DIVISION: Engineering                                     GRADE: S-7 Exempt

                                                                                                                                                       $58,064 – $83,612

Reports Directly to the City Engineer.

JOB SUMMARY: Performs sub-professional engineering work in connection with the design, investigation, development, maintenance or construction of engineering projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Perform a variety of office oriented sub-professional engineering functions, including researching and preparing preliminary and final design drawings for public works projects throughout the City.
  • Maintain records of projects and writes status reports.
  • Responsible for producing finished construction drawings in every detail.
  • Prepare preliminary specifications.
  • Record progress of the project from bidding process through completion of the project.
  • Inspect projects for compliance with specifications.
  • Perform problem and complaint resolution.
  • Write project estimates and field inspections for approval.
  • Research and prepare specifications for the purchase of Public Works equipment.
  • Research property and deed descriptions.
  • Assist with the preparation of pre-bid construction estimates.
  • Check contractor applications for payment before approving disbursements.
  • Make a variety of measurements and calculations to facilitate determining the amount of payment contractors should receive for work completed and materials used.
  • Supervise engineering assistants as required.
  • Provide technical advice and assistance to other city units.
  • Participate in review of the Memorial Bridge annual inspection report and coordinate any repairs as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering; 3 (three) years engineering experience preferred; familiarity with computerized contract management, AutoCAD, and GIS training; or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training.  Must have an Engineering Intern Certification.  Must have a valid driver’s license.

Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint).  Above average oral and written communication skills.  Requires the exercise of considerable discretion and independent judgment.   Ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion in dealing with sensitive information.  Proficiency in organizing, prioritizing and multi-tasking.  Must be able to interact professionally with the public.

THE CITY OF PARKERSBURG IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, MILITARY VETERAN STATUS, RELIGION, AGE OR DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES.
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Urban Deer Hunt

The 2022 City of Parkersburg Urban Deer Management Hunt application process begins today, August 11, 2022.

The applications are available at the Parkersburg Police Department, 3rd floor of the Municipal building, # 1 Government Square, Parkersburg, WV. The applications will need to be returned to the Parkersburg Police Department no later than August 25, 2022, at 4PM. There are a total of 30 permits available that will be given through a draw/or lottery system.

A proficiency test will be conducted for all applicants. This test will consist of shooting five arrows at a target, 20 yards ground level, 4 shots must be in the kill zone of the target. 

The test dates will be Tuesday, August 23,2022 and Thursday, August 25,2022 at 5pm.

This management program is important to our community to help with the deer population within our city. Last year, there were approximately 60 deer harvested. You do not have to be a city resident to apply, however, you must have a valid West Virginia hunting license.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to call Lt. Eichhorn at 304.424.8589.

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